Controversial no-call looms large as Alabama comeback falls short in loss at Mizzou
Mizzou withstood a 23-6 second-half run by Alabama to come away with a 68-65 win, handing the Crimson Tide its first SEC loss of the season.
It was a 66-65 game with just seconds left when Herb Jones drove to the basket. Mitchell Smith came up with the game-saving play for Mizzou.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 6, 2021
The lack of a foul call on the play angered UA fans and surprised others.
He’s moving forward in the air and the contact very clearly knocks Herb Jones off balance. This is a foul.
And if that amount of contact happens when Herb Jones is shooting a three, he gets the call every time. pic.twitter.com/yZQIdiMm3P
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 6, 2021
Sorry, that was DEFINITELY a foul and the refs missed it.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) February 6, 2021
Horrible no call
— Talkin' Tuscaloosa (@TalkinTusc) February 6, 2021
Yeah, sorry but Herb Jones got tagged in the body on that blocked shot.
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) February 6, 2021
How is this not a foul. Good lord. College officiating continues to be bad. pic.twitter.com/4qIVgF8Rvf
— SECSportstalk (@Sportstalk_SEC) February 6, 2021
What about the foul that happened??
— Jake McAfee (@Jakemcafee25) February 6, 2021
Publicizing a blatant foul by your conference’s officials… nice @SECOfficiating
— NWTide (@NWTide) February 6, 2021
— Joshua Ashley (@jashley2727) February 6, 2021
— Edward Morris (@Road_ed) February 6, 2021
Foul before the block
— Tim Bean (@TimBean15) February 6, 2021
Foul on #12
— Ludo Bagman (@LudoBags) February 6, 2021
And for those saying "Herb Jones was fouled that was a terrible no call" – well, it was. Alabama also let Missouri shoot close to 70 percent in the first half and missed at least a dozen layups around the rim. Had *plenty* of chances before the final few plays of the game
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 6, 2021
The Tigers led 62-42 at the 9:44 mark before Nate Oats’ squad started to rally. Mizzou went ice cold, going without a field goal for the final 6:13. The official team account summed up how the Tigers are feeling:
A WIN IS A WIN!
— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) February 6, 2021
Correction: The article was updated to correctly identify Mitchell Smith.